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What We Love

  • Great inhouse spa with large indoor pool for laps plus heated outdoor pool with bubble jets, and a thermal suite with saunas and cool rooms to try
  • The service is impeccable, from the butlers in tails who greet you to the room service
  • From a Feature Suite you'll be high up enough to get classic Bath views
  • The old Georgian part of the hotel, known as the North Wing, has soaring ceilings, aristocratic chandeliers and four-poster beds in some rooms
  • Feature Suites include a glass of champagne and canapes every evening, butler service and free parking

What To Know

  • Parking costs £5 (unless you're in a Feature Suite)
  • It’s not a young and trendy hotel and has some annoying old-school details like expensive phone call charges, marble bathrooms with bidet, and trouser presses
  • It’s on Sydney Road, a 15-minutes walk from the centre of Bath, which is lovely but you will need to walk or taxi into town
  • The main Vellore restaurant is huge – it is the old ballroom – and if the hotel isn’t full, eating here feels a bit strange


  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Macdonald Bath Spa in Bath, you’ll be minutes from Sydney Gardens and The Holburne Museum. This 5-star hotel is close to Bath Abbey and Roman Baths.

Make yourself at home in one of the 129 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. This Victorian hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a hair salon, and wedding services.

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, where you can take in a garden view and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. English breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

Macdonald Bath Spa
Sydney Road
Bath, BA2 6JF United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 5174 Reviews
Beautiful Hotel
Reviewed 16 hours ago

We stayed here on 1st December for the Bath Christmas Market. It was a present for my partners 50th birthday. When we arrived the hotel is beautiful and very welcoming and we were surprised with an upgrade to a suite which was the icing on the cake. We booked the restaurant in the evening. It is a 2 Rosette Restaurant. We ordered the £70 steak that you share. We ordered medium rare. It came and all looked lovely but was not medium rare, it was more like well over medium. When I eventually got the waitress eye and said I wasn't really that happy with it, she went to the kitchen and they offered to take our starters off the menu. Chef didn't seem to be too bothered that he didn't know the difference between medium rare and what obviously isn't. This is a very expensive hotel and was suppose to be a real treat and it was in everyway apart from the restaurant experience. Also they do charge £15 to park for the night. One night with the meal cost me over £400 so I do expect top knotch food. The spa was lovely especially the outside pool and steam rooms. Such a shame a £70 steak put a dampner on it.

Reviewed 2 days ago

I managed to get a great deal for a midweek stay for me and my partner for her birthday. The facilities were fantastic. Breakfast was included in the price and was lovely. The staff were exceptional. We will be staying again..

Nice hotel
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed here with my daughter for the bath Christmas market .
The check I. Was good and our room was ready at 3pm ( was unhappy they cha be for you to park at the hotel .) .
We had a nice room with and very nice bathroom
Within walking distance to the town .

The service at breakfast was a little slow
And we waited 15 minutes before any one even offered us. A drink .
Food was ok , not the best iv had
Spa was nice and I would defiantly recommend this hotel .

Romantic weekend
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a lovely weekend stay with my partner! We were upgraded to a bigger room with a lovely interior as it was our special weekend! The view was amazing and the staff was wonderful and knowledgeable! the wellness center is great with loads of different steam rooms and the food was quite nice too!

Rooms are very tired. But facilities are good.
Reviewed 3 days ago

Tired and worn standard rooms. Our bath had black stained where the enamel is wearing away. Sealant around the bath had black mildew on. We complained and were told that those particular rooms were due to be renovated......so maybe the hotel shouldn’t book these rooms out to guests if they are not up to a 5* standard. We were then moved to another room, that was slightly better in that there was no stain around the bath, however still a very tired looking room and not what I’d expect from a 5* hotel.
The facilities were lovely, outdoor pool was really nice in the evening under the stars. And the breakfast was very nice, just a shame about the rooms.